posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 01:28 PM
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by Aquarius1
i wonder how much of the economy it is supporting right now? does anyone have any stats we could see on this? or have the ability to crunch some
numbers on this?
This may answer some of your questions.
By Jared Moré, May 11th 2009 ShareThis
The debate continues. Should the United States legalize medical marijuana or not? After years of discussions and sometimes heated arguments, it is
hard to say if our country is any closer to a consensus about this topic today than we were years ago. In fact, more and more people seem to be
joining the debate, with economists now taking sides as they predict how legalizing the drug would affect the recession our country is going
On the one hand we have those that say we should legalize marijuana as soon as possible, or at least allow medical marijuana to be sold and used by
patients, with some regulations. Some people, filled with empathy for those suffering with an illness such as AIDS or cancer, believe that marijuana
can provide relief for symptoms and pain of these diseases. In fact, the American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, and other
medical groups support the use of medical marijuana for those that are seriously ill.